Lightning strike causes fire at saltwater disposal site in McKenzie County

KEENE, N.D. - The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office says a fire broke out Friday morning at the Bullrock Saltwater Disposal Site in Keene, N.D., after it was struck by lightning.

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Keene Fire Department Chief John Rolsrud says four 400 barrel tanks were on fire and saltwater was spilling out of the bottom, flooding the area, so the Keene Fire Department put it out with foam.

Rolsrud says there are at least five other groupings of tank on the site.

No injuries were reported.